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Fishery Notice

COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Euphausiid
FN1202-COMMERCIAL - Euphausiid - South Coast - Areas 12, 13, 15 and 16 - Opening

Open 12:00 hours January 05, 2013 until 23:59 hours, March 31, 2013 to 
commercial fishing for Euphausiids, by plankton trawl gear, in the following 

1. Knight Inlet: Subareas 12-28 to 12-34 - quota 75 tonnes.
2. Bute Inlet: Subareas 13-18 to 13-22 - quota 55 tonnes.
3. Homfray-Lewis-Pryce Channels: Subarea 15-5 - 40 tonnes.
4. Toba Inlet: Subarea 15-6 - quota 20 tonnes.
5. Jervis Inlet: Subareas 16-11 to 16-15 - 85 tonnes. 

Variation Order No. 2013 - 03.
Note: Closures will be implemented before March 31, 2013 as quotas are achieved.

Refer to 2013/2017 Euphausiid Integrated Fishery Management Plan and the 
2013/2017 Commercial Harvest Plan, for the detailed fishing plan, closed area 
descriptions, and contact numbers for further information. 

Positional information is to be recorded in the validation and harvest logbook 
prior to or as the net is set by condition of licence. 

Fishers are advised that the industry funded hail and dockside validation 
program initiated in 1997 will be in effect for the 2013 season, the details of 
this program are described in the commercial fishing plan.

Please be advised that licensing service delivery changes start to come into 
effect as of January 1st 2013. For the period of Jan 1 2013 to Mar 31 2013, 
normal licensing services, along with licence renewal applications are 
available upon request from a Pacific Fishery Licence Unit. In addition, a 
phased roll-out will allow select clients access to online licensing services. 
On April 1 2013 , counter services are scheduled to close, and licence renewal 
will proceed only via the online services as described on our web page:

Prior to licence issuance, licence eligibility holders must ensure that:

(1) Any conditions of the previous year's licence are met, (e.g. completion, 
submission, and approval of any logbooks and fish slips). A Nil Report is 
required for licences that were not fished.

(2) The vessel designated is eligible for a salmon, schedule II species, 
geoduck, sablefish, halibut crab, shrimp trawl, groundfish trawl, or prawn and 
shrimp by trap commercial licence, or one that has been designated to fish a 
category N or eligible category F licence for the current year.

(3) Not Fishing: Licence eligibility holders who do not intend to fish 
(including licences renewed after the end of the licence year), may submit an 
application without a designated vessel.  Other than the receipt, no licence 
documents will be released. 

(4) The designated vessel meets the MVL requirements of the licence eligibility.

(5) A maximum of one Euphausiid licence may be designated to a vessel.

(6) Any Ministerial conditions placed on the licence eligibility have been met.

(7) Service bureau arrangements have been made with the Krill Trawlers 
Association recommended service provider, D & D Pacific Fisheries Ltd. - Tel: 
(604) 886-4819.    		

Application may be submitted in person, by facsimile, or by mail to a Pacific 
Fishery Licence Unit until March 31st 2013. From April 1st 2013, licence 
renewal will be online only.

Contact a Pacific Fishery Licence Unit:

200-401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3S4
Tel: (604)666-0566

60 Front Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H7
Tel: (250)754-0400

Prince Rupert
417-2nd Avenue West, Room 112
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1G8


David Fogtmann (250) 339-3799
Laurie Convey (250) 756-7233

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1202
Sent December 21, 2012 at 1320